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3 politicians try living on minimum wage budget 三名政治人物嘗試靠最低工資預算過活

◎周虹汶

Have you ever seen a congressman snacking on a measly tin of sardines? Or maybe a governor ordering a McChicken off the dollar menu? In Washington that scene was reality for three Democratic politicians who are taking the Live the Wage challenge.

你看過一名國會議員吃一小罐沙丁魚罐頭當便餐嗎?或是一名州長從一美元輕鬆點菜單裡點份麥香雞?在華盛頓,這場景對三位接受「生活工資挑戰」的民主黨政治人物而言是真實事件。

They are each living on a budget of $77 for the week–the same amount that a minimum wage worker typically has to spend on food, transportation and day-to-day expenses–after factoring out major costs such as rent and utilities.

他們個別靠77美元預算過一週生活——和最低薪工人一般須花費在食物、交通及日常開銷的金額相同——在扣除例如租金及水電瓦斯費等主要花費後。

Rep. Jan Schakowsky began the challenge–telling ABC News, “It totally changes your perspective. Even the shopping experience. I truthfully rarely think about how much it costs.”

眾議員珍.薛考斯基開始了這項挑戰,並告訴《美國廣播公司新聞》:「它完全改變你的看法。即使是購物經驗。我真的很少想到它必須花多少錢。」

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